In the wake of Hurricane Harvey's catastrophic devastation in Houston and its surrounding areas, Tour pros are using their sizable social media followings to help rally support, awareness, and in many cases, relief funds for the victims in the southeastern region of the Lone Star state.
The New York Times reports that the powerful and slow-moving storm unleashed record rainfall and is the cause of at least 30 deaths, and according to USA Today, tens of thousands of Texans will need shelter in the coming days and weeks.
Players from Tiger Woods to Michelle Wie have been vocal and frequent in their posts online, sending well-wishes, thoughts and prayers, and both Sergio Garcia and John Peterson have pledged to donate money for every birdie and eagle they make.
Sending prayers to everyone affected by the hurricane in Texas...— Paula Creamer (@ThePCreamer) August 29, 2017
This hurricane things sucks a lot don't get me wrong. But it sure is nice to see that there are still a lot of great people on this planet— max homa (@maxhoma23) August 29, 2017
Sending all my good thoughts and prayers to everyone in Houston right now #PrayForHouston— Michelle Wie (@themichellewie) August 28, 2017
How to help victims of Harvey.https://t.co/voXTxj8wH8— Rich Beem (@beemerpga) August 29, 2017
Thoughts and prayers with Texas and all the people affected by #HurricaneHarvey— Justin Rose (@JustinRose99) August 28, 2017
Heartbreaking images from Houston and throughout TX. Thinking about the brave & resilient people there & my friends at @BluejackNation— Tiger Woods (@TigerWoods) August 28, 2017
Will be donating $50 a birdie and $100 an eagle to hurricane Harvey victims in my home state. I wish I could go down there and help.— John Peterson (@JohnPetersonPGA) August 28, 2017
Also, if I win, I will donate 100k of the winners check to the relief effort. #ilovetexas— John Peterson (@JohnPetersonPGA) August 28, 2017